No matter if you are using a modern sporting carbine or a high powered hunting rifle, Silencer Central has what you are looking for. Along with our true multi-caliber, all titanium BANISH Suppressors, we carry an assortment of the most popular silencers on the market today. With silencers to fit any budget, take a look and see why we are America’s #1 silencer dealer!
Are rifle silencers illegal?
No, rifle silencers are actually legal in 42 U.S. states. Only 9 states (California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii and Washington D.C). ban individual ownership of silencers or suppressors.
Lucky for you, Silencer Central is here to make the process easy! We are licensed in all 42 states where rifle silencers are legal. If you want to learn more about regulations in your state, check out our state-by-state guide on silencer ownership.
And if you happen to be traveling with your suppressor, the good news is that, unlike other NFA items, you don’t have to notify the ATF when you travel or relocate.
Can you put a silencer on a rifle?
Absolutely. In fact, rifles are by far the most common type of firearm on which to mount a silencer. Like rifles, silencers are common among hunters. Your hunting rifle should definitely have a silencer, because first and foremost, they reduce noise pollution. Meaning you’re not going to scare off every critter in a 10 mile radius.
But silencers also reduce recoil, muzzle blast, and the risk of hearing damage. They also are known to increase accuracy, helping you make that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Some rifles can also be integrally suppressed to reduce noise even more. They also have important safety benefits, like allowing you to be more aware of your surroundings. Without having to wear hearing protection, you can listen for sounds of other predators or hunters.
What is the quietest rifle suppressor?
Well the jury’s out on this one, because there is so much that affects a suppressor’s dB testing at any given time. A gunshot’s volume, measured in decibels, or “dB”, depends on the weight, caliber, and speed of the bullet, the length of the barrel, not to mention how fast the gunpowder is burning. A gunshot can also be impacted by something as simple as temperature or humidity.
Price is not necessarily indicative of quality. But material is. The best suppressors are made out of 100% titanium. Titanium is both lightweight and quicker at cooling hot muzzle gas than steel or aluminum.
If we had to choose a quietest silencer to recommend, we’d suggest the BANISH 30 multi-caliber suppressor, because it has the highest sound reduction in comparison to its competitors of similar weight and material.
What is the best rifle suppressor?
What is the best rifle suppressor? This is up for debate, but we’re partial to the BANISH line of silencers. BANISH suppressors are the original multi-caliber suppressors, making them incredibly versatile and able to fit more than just one gun. Our BANISH suppressors were designed to be most user friendly silencers on the market, without sacrificing quality.
When buying a suppressor, you should make sure to think about what caliber you need, what material it’s made out of, how it will impact your performance (ie. point-of-impact shift, velocity, recoil), whether you need a threaded barrel, if you’re interested in subsonic shooting, getting the paperwork done with the ATF, and price.
You should also consider how and why you’ll be using it. Are you hoping to reduce noise pollution? Increase the accuracy of your shots? Trying to reduce the risk of hearing loss? All these factors will contribute to the type of silencer that works best for you.
How do rifle suppressors work?
When you fire a round, burning gas builds up pressure behind the bullet and thrusts it down your bore. When the bullet leaves, a burst of host gas exists behind it, releasing a loud noise.
In comes a silencer. A silencer slows down the gas by redirecting it through a series of baffles before it can escape the silencer. This allows any unburnt powder to finish burning off, which reduces muzzle flash. It also gives the gas more time to slow down and cool, so that when it does escape the silencer, it’s moving slower and under less pressure, which means it’s also quieter.
If you want to learn more about how silencers work and get into the nitty gritty, check out our article, “An Inside Look at How Suppressors Work”.
How do I choose the right rifle silencer?
Choosing the right silencer can be complicated. There are a ton of different factors that come into play, including ones you may not have thought about. These include things like material, weight, length, caliber compatibility, price, and whether or not it’s threaded.
You might also want to consider how you are using it. Is your silencer going on a rifle or a .22? Is it a hunting rifle, or one you keep for protection? What are your goals? To reduce the risk of hearing loss? Have less noise pollution? Increase your shot’s accuracy? Reduce recoil? All these factors make a difference.
That’s why the Silencer Central team is here to help. Our sales staff will walk you through the process from start to finish, from choosing the right silencer, to filling out the paperwork, and getting it in your hands.